Team Terminology

Soccer is played at a frantic pace. Things happen quickly. These single and uncomplicated instructions take the place of a long conversation with or from a coach or a teammate. Each word depicts an action that needs a calculated response.

KEEPER – The goalkeeper shouts this to inform defenders that they are coming off the line to take the ball – defenders cover to the side and behind.

Overlap – Initiated by a player passing the ball out to a wide-player (near the side of the pitch), and then links with that wide-player after running around the defender to the outside of the wide-player, to receive a pass from the wide-player creating a 2 v 1 movement. READ MORE

MOTI Website Tip: End of Season Results

As the season closes for most spring soccer programs, the most pressing
questions for a Coach or Director of Coaching are:

  • Did I succeed on making an impact on the kids and improving their
    technical and tactical abilities?
  • Did we improve our process of teaching / training methods?
  • Do we know who used our system and how much it was used by users?
  • What was effective and what wasn’t?
  • What do we do next to increase our effectiveness?

Our Coachspage system can help you the Coach or Director of Coaching answer
some of those questions.

Our Team Analytics will show you by Roster Member or Practice Plan who used
which 3D Training Elements, from which medium (desktop or app) and the last
time they used the system. Coaches can evaluate this information and
decide, based on their observation how players progressed and where
improvements are needed in individual player skills. Directors of Coaching
can drill down to the team level and evaluate the same information.

User usage for the entire organization is available with the (download arrow) from the All users menu.

This will download an Excel spreadsheet providing a login summary by user,
team and season in your organization.

Remember that some of this is direct observation and some of it can be data
driven. Remember to ask your coaches, players and parents.

Remember we at MOTI are here to help you succeed. Have a restful break.

MOTI Website Tip: Import Players

To import players, go to your team Roster available on the left navigation bar. At the bottom of the Roster click the “Import Players” button on the bottom right and you will see the following

Here you are presented with a choice of either the Sports Engine team management system or the Team Snap system. Select the desired system and click the “Import Players” button on the bottom right.

Note that when you give permission to the MOTI system to access your Sports Engine or Team Snap account, we are connecting in read-only mode.

For Sports Engine, you will see the following:

You need to provide your Sports Engine credentials to proceed and you might see the following screen authorizing the MOTI app:

For Team Snap, you will see the following:

You need to provide your Team Snap credentials to proceed and you might see the following screen authorizing the MOTI app:

 

After you successfully authenticate the MOTI app to your Sports Engine or Team Snap account, you will see a list of teams from which you can import players.

After you select the desired team, click the “Import Players” button in the lower right corner and your players will be added to the team.

Note that we only add new players to your team that do not already exist on your team. If you add more players in either Sports Engine or Team Snap, you can import players again and only the additional players will be added to the MOTI Roster.

MOTI Website Tip: Adding & Creating a New Practice Plan

As a coach you may desire to modify, add or change an existing practice
plan.

It is recommended that you do the following actions from a desktop or
laptop computer, creating and editing are done best in those environments.

Adding & Creating a New Plan

  1. Go your Plan Library
  2. One the far upper right hand corner click the “+” (plus sign). This
    opens a new Plan
  3. Fill in the Practice Plan Header

a. Fill in the ‘Practice Plan Title” with a new name

Suggestion: Use a prefix like abbreviated team name first followed by a name that is meaningful to you and players

b. Fill in the “Practice Plan Date” using the date picker (you can do this
later as well)

c. Fill in the “Practice Plan time” using the time picker (you can do this
later as well)

d. Fill in the “Practice Location” if desired

e. Fill in the “Practice Plan Description” up to 200 characters for more
communication to you players and coaches

f. Check the box to make this Plan Active (visible to others when
scheduled)

g. Organization – make sure your “organization” is visibly selected

h. Season – make sure your “season” is visibly selected

i. Team – make sure it is “your team” where you are adding the Practice
Plan

j. CLICK “SAVE PRACTICE PLAN” button

  • Filling the Practice Plan detail (Drop N Drag)
  • READ MORE

    MOTI Website Tips: Announcements & Message Emoji

    Announcement Board 

    As we head into spring it is often important to keep the entire Team informed. As a coach, you simply need to update the Announcement board if you don’t have a access to a team management app. It is simple and you can do it from your mobile phone.

    As a reminder, you should put up any changes to your schedule or specific instructions for the upcoming practice or game.

    Also keep in mind you can put in a simple weather statement and or link to the US Weather service like this https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.6797&lon=-114.3677#.Wpc9tmrwaUk (this can be obtained by going to https://www.weather.gov/ putting in a city name or zipcode and then copying and pasting the result in the link (see insert)CV

    Then consider a statement about dressing for the weather

    Message Emoji available now 

    When sending a brief message to a player or the entire team or another coach you can now brighten up everyone’s day with an emoji.

    Remember everyone responds to recognition and a simple message of re-enforcement is an easy thing to do and means a lot to the person on the other end.

    MOTI Website Tip: Adding User Language Choice

    You may have noticed we are adding things to help people for whom English
    is not their first language. We truly feel that Futebol / Football / Soccer
    / Foitbal needs to have a training system that is inclusive of all players
    and coaches on the world stage.

    As your players and coaches look at their profile, they can choose a favored language. Until we have those audio tracks completed, they will continue to receive the English audio track. However, we are working at adding Spanish and Portuguese audio tracks for all of our 3D media, both 3D Drills and 3D
    Skills.

    As a coach editing a practice plan, you can now ignore moving in audio tracks
    completely as we handle that under the covers!